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03-29-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Dumb idea

I bought a red K-x and figured it'd be cool if I had red lenses to go along with it.



Although I didn't ruin the lens, it did look pretty stupid.

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Strong work. Maybe you could set up your own "modding shop."
03-29-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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PIMP MY LENS!

I'd like it in metalflake candy-apple camo, please. And don't forget the spoilers.
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Should have just got the red kit lens and been done I like my white kit lens but I would never paint another lens to match

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Yeah, that's ... off. But I suspect it'd look a lot better, if you managed to match the colour though. Although, if you just did it by guesstimating, that's pretty good. According to MSPaint (yes, I know), your lens is RGB[255;72;91] HSL[236;240;154] and the Pentax red is something like [223;52;70], [236;175;129]

Also, the coloured lenses from Pentax keep the black on the grip and have white numbers. Your result might be a lot better, if you did the same.



You aren't that far off, though you did miss the colour a bit. Maybe a couple of layers of clear coat will help?
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Does the red paint, and racing strips make it faster?
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That Takumar (?) looks a little pinkish on my screen. Any shots of it on the camera?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Martin Schou Quote
Yeah, that's ... off. But I suspect it'd look a lot better, if you managed to match the colour though. Although, if you just did it by guesstimating, that's pretty good. According to MSPaint (yes, I know), your lens is RGB[255;72;91] HSL[236;240;154] and the Pentax red is something like [223;52;70], [236;175;129]
Unless they were shot in identical lighting conditions and environments, preferably in the same photo, there's no point in pulling RGB numbers.

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Does the red paint, and racing strips make it faster?
It was a Takumar 55mm f1.8, it's now a 55mm f0.9 with auto focusing. I plan on adding spoilers later so that there's less wind resistance while focusing.

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That Takumar (?) looks a little pinkish on my screen. Any shots of it on the camera?
You'd be surprised, the Red K-x is actually slightly pink (much to my chagrin when I received it). Don't get me wrong, it looks great but I would have preferred a deeper darker red, maybe even with a hint of brown. The photos posted by John Flores (I think he's on this forum) led me to buy the red K-x. It turns out he must have done some post processing with the contrast to pull that shade of red.

Here's the original image I found via Google image search that led me to buy the red K-x.

Credit of course goes to the honorable John Flores.

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Like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
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Like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
In my defense, the Mona Lisa has fungus and rusty blades.
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In my defense, the Mona Lisa has fungus and rusty blades.
That is no way to talk about the lady in the photo... it is not her fault they didn't have antibiotics and lubricated condoms...
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This thread has heaps of win!

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In my defense, the Mona Lisa has fungus and rusty blades.
Now THAT'S funny!!!
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